TRACEY C. GASLIN, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPNP
President; Board Chair; Education Chair
“In 1996, I offered to help out during a week of camp for children with bleeding disorders. That was all it took to win my heart to camp nursing! I have been a camp nurse every year since that time expanding my interaction to children with a variety of health conditions.
“Along with camp nursing I have worked in multiple nursing capacities in acute care, home care, case management, and legal consulting. I have worked the past 10+ years as a nursing faculty member and as a PNP for a private practice. Much of my research and publications have addressed nurse’s role in the camp environment, pediatric health management, self-esteem enhancement, infusion therapy, and leadership.
“In 2008, a new medical camp facility was created where I serve as the medical director. I oversee policy/procedures, administration, medical intervention, recruitment, and nursing care for the children who attend our facility. We serve children with health alterations including hematologic disorders, cancer, physical disabilities, asthma, epilepsy, visual/hearing impairment, burns, heart disease, muscular dystrophy, and many others.
“By serving on the ACN board, we hope to create wonderful opportunities to engage camp professionals, to disseminate standards of care, expand our research efforts, and network with one another to increase the knowledge base of the ACN community. During my term on the Board, please feel free to contact me with questions or feedback. We can best serve the constituents of this organization through interaction and learning about individual successes and challenges at your camp facility. Let us hear from you.”
Tracey Gaslin, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPNP